Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The Castles We Built, Therin Aloïs Alrik

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Investigating Ancient Maya Late Postclassic Period Households and the Associated Function of the Buildings at Santa Rita Corozal, Belize, Melissa Badillo

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The Silence She Broke: Black Women Escaping Abuse Narratives, Regaining Personal Agency, and Healing, Tajanae LaBria Barnes

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Presumed Illegal Microaggressive Experience (Prime): A Microaggression Targeting Latinx Individuals, Aldo M. Barrita

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The Spark that Lit the Match: The Use of Petitions and the Emergence of Antislavery Politicians in the Movement to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia, 1816-1829, Timothy Brown

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Diagnosis of Maltreated Youth, Shadie Burke

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Identifying Risk Factors for PTSD Symptom Clusters in Maltreated, Multiracial Youth Using Nonparametric Modeling, Mallory Constantine

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The Frontier of the Labor Movement: Latinas and the Longest Strike in Twentieth-Century Las Vegas, Maribel Estrada Calderón

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: Measuring Erotic Self–Focus, Evan Fertel

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Defining Problematic School Absenteeism: Identifying Youth at Risk, Mirae J. Fornander

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Monumentalizing a Political Candidacy: Robert Lowell and Eugene McCarthy’s History, Jeremy Freeman

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The Old Brag of My Heart: Essays, Cody James Gambino

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Attention Bias in Irritability: A Social Information Processing Perspective, Breanna Garcia

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Party Central: Networks, Influence, and Party Change in the US House of Representatives, Sean M. Goff

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How Can We Reduce Racism? A Mixed Method Study of Factors That Influence Attitudes Towards Social Change, Kindy Insouvanh

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The Role of Working Memory in Fraction Arithmetic: Eye Movements During a Dual Task, Krystal Kamekona-Mendoza

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Are Gaming and Gambling Disorders Related? Examining the Roles of Money, Relative Deprivation, and Upward Mobility, Anthony J. King

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Is Pristine Inner Experience Linked To Biology? An Examination of Experience Across the Menstrual Cycle Among Women with Premenstrual Distress, Alek E. Krumm

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Thanks for Your Gift, Ruth Larmore

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"Till This Moment, I Never Knew Myself": Letters in Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park, Renee Maalouf

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A World of Infinite Possibilities: Recoding Popular Culture in Modern U.S. Ethnic Fiction, Todd Martinez

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Multiple Approaches to Auditory Rhythm: Development of Sustained Musical Beat and the Relation to Language, Development of Rhythmic Categories Via Iterated Production, and a Meta-Analytic Study of Neural Entrainment to Beat, Karli Marie Nave

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Exploring the Relation Between Musical and Dance Sophistication and Musical Groove Perception, Samantha R. O'Connell

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Constructing the Perfect Girlfriend: Gender, Class, Race, & Performativity of Paid Intimacy in Nevada Brothels, Christina Parreira

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Measures and Conceptualizations of Symptoms in Schizophrenia, Nina B. Paul

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Controlled Evaluation of a Family-Based Optimization Intervention Implemented Through Video-Conferencing to Address ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder in an Adolescent Athlete, Dereck Davy Phrathep

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The Unfinished Enlightenment Novel: Comparative Studies in Indeterminacy and Democracy, Andrew Joseph Rhoades

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Soft Machinery, Chelsi Sayti

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Re-Analysing Astronomical Alignments of Potential E Group Structures to Demonstrate the Utility of Archeoastronomy Research About the Ancient Maya, Elizabeth Karen Shikrallah

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Italianness on the Strip: Stereotypes, Dreams, and Nostalgia in Las Vegas Italian-Themed Attractions, Marta Soligo

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Blue Lives Matter: Identity and the Internet, Jennifer M. Stevens

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The Concept Album as Postmodern Literature: A Critical Examination of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral, Kelly E. Stith

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The Optimum Performance Program in Sports - Youth: A Case Study, Karolyne Bastos Stucki

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The Barbaricum Trilogy: A Bioarchaeological Approach to Deciphering Sarmatians’ Saga on the Great Hungarian Plain, Cristina Tica

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Hybridity, Ecocriticism, and Feminist Perspectives in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Sarah Warso

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Acoustic and Semantic Processing of Speech and Non-speech Sounds in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Breanne D. Yerkes

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Ricky & Grams, Berthold Brock Albin

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Identifying School Climate Predictors of School Absenteeism, Victoria Bacon

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Network Analysis of Cognitive Symptom Domains in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Abigail Rose Baily

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Development and Initial Validation of the Veterans Educational Transition Scale (VETS): A Brief Scale to Predict Successful Transition of Student Veterans to College, Lisa Beckman

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Globalization: A Veto Player Perspective, Alec Brown

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An Integrative Assessment of Post-Migratory Health and Violence at Point of Pines Pueblo (A.D. 1265-1450), Maryann Calleja

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The Factor Structures of Ability and Trait Emotional Intelligences Relative to General Intelligence and Personality, Nicholas Carfagno

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Middle Powers, Capital Subscriptions, and the Inter-American Development Bank, Aaron Coates

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The Economy of (Dis)Honor in the Americas: A Transnational Rupturing of American Literature through Faulkner, García Márquez, and Silko, Clayton Neil Cobb

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The Fabric of Civil War Society: The Effect of Uniforms, Badges, and Flags, 1861 to 1939, Shae Cox

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Functional Capacity Profiles in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, Ashley Sara Emami

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An Investigation of White-Collar Criminal Sentencing Disparities in Six Federal District Courts, Lauren Frances Elizabeth Galloway

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Anxious and Oppositional Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Andrew Gerthoffer

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Nothing Orphic, Nothing Foreign, Samuel Merriman Gilpin

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Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of an ADHD Symptom Rating Scale for Identifying Adults with ADHD, Stacy Jean Graves

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Examination of the Relationship Between Sport-Specific Thoughts and Emotions and Anxiety and Depression in College Athletes, Marina Elizabeth Harris

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Examining the Factor Structures of the A-Des and PTCI to Identify Unique Predictors of PTSD Symptom Clusters in Maltreated Youth, Amanda Howard

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Strategic Resistance in an African Owned Hair Salon: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Nationality in U.S. America, Nicole Jenkins

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A Bara by Any Other Word: Female Subjectivity and Cultural Crises in Japanese Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Gary Dean Lindeburg

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The Relationship Among Sociocultural Assimilation, Dietary Behavior, and Physical Activity in Adult Latinxs in the U.S., Erick Lopez

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The Relation between Positive Stereotypes, Negative Stereotypes, and Discriminatory Behavior toward Hispanic and White Populations, Aileen Ynez Lovitt

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Zooarchaeology of Bone, Antler, and Ivory Technologies: A Case Study from the Central Anatolian Bronze and Iron Age Site Kaman Kalehӧyük, Sarah Raffae Macintosh

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Stirring the Pot - The Application of Electoral Gender Quotas in Africa, Jonathan Georges Mehanna

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Thatcherism in the Contemporary British Novel, 1978-2012, David Mowatt

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Investigating the Inner Experience of Individuals Attending Psychotherapy at a Community Mental Health Center, Stefanie A. Moynihan

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Musical Meter: Examining Hierarchical Temporal Perception in Complex Musical Stimuli Across Human Development, Sensory Modalities, and Expertise, Jessica Erin Nave-Blodgett

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Love in South Korea: Transformations of Intimacy and Gender Relations in Korean Romantic Relationships, Alex Joseph Nelson

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Addressing Disparities in Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment, Alicia Nuñez

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Beyond Maidens and Mothers: A Study of Till We Have Faces, Tamar Peterson

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Examination of the Influence of Consumer Preferences for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Components and Consumer Effort during Treatment Sessions on Child Welfare Outcomes, Christopher Philip Plant

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Madres, Hijas, y la Frontera: an Analysis of the Relationship Between Mexican Mothers and Mexican-American Daughters, Arianna Gabriela Razo

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Eyewitness Recall and Identification Accuracy: Effects of Stress in an Extreme Haunt and a Haunted House, William Blake Ridgway

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Depressive Symptoms as a Moderator of Diurnal Trends in Reward Seeking, Erick Albert William Rogers

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Sad Water and Sand, Karli Tokala Rouse

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Narratives of Belonging and Citizenship: Race and Gender in the Hemispheric American Novel, Ariel Jade Santos

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Examination of Factors Reported by Athletes to Interfere with Their Lives Outside of Sports, Jesse Scott

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The Transformation of Edgar Huntly: An American Awakening, Willie C. Sosa

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Menstrual Cycle Changes in Dysregulated Eating Symptoms, Kimberly S. Stevens

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Tales of Thriving: Identifying the Underpinnings of Women's Success in STEM Careers, Sarah E. Thoman

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Changing Paradigms: Creating an Apache Borderland Cattle Economy, 1730-1799, Jenni Tifft-Ochoa

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Excavating Gender: The Embodiment and (Re)presentation of Social Relations in Mierzanowice Communities of the Early Bronze Age, Mark Paul Toussaint

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Shakespeare’s As You like It and James Cameron’s Avatar: Reharmonizing Society with Nature, Erin Rebecca Turner

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Gender and Race in Four Contemporary Productions of The Duchess of Malfi and Antony and Cleopatra, Dorothy Christine Vanderford

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Memory and Stereotypes for Lesbian/Gay Characters, Amber Rose Williams

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Dark Tetrad Responses to Moral Dilemmas, Kayli Wrenn

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphic Concerns in Asian American Women: Sociocultural and Culture-Specific Predictors, Liya Akoury

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Restructuring of the Axon Initial Segment in Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Rachel Ali Rodriguez

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The Symbolism of Play Behavior in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Kaitlin Andrewjeski

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Does It Mean? Gene Wolfe: Perverse Puzzle Maker, Marc Anthony Aramini

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Virtually Healthy: Using Virtual Ethnography to Survey Healthcare Seeking Practices of Transgender Individuals Online, Rogelio Arenas

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On Muddy Banks: An Ecoethnography of a River Island Community, Nicholas Baxter

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Face Affect Perception in Schizophrenia and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Lisa Beckman

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Eyes on the Street: Los Angeles Police Department Surveillance, Policing, and Crime in Black South Central from William Parker to Rodney King, Stephen Bohigian

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Reduced GABAergic Signaling at the Axon Initial Segment Decreases Vigilance State Transitioning, Austin John Boren

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Email is Alive: How to Communicate with Graduate College Students, Valarie C. Burke

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Floating Head Touching Earth, Carrieann Cahall

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Identifying Risk Factors for Youth Hospitalization in Crisis Settings: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis, Yen-Ling Chen

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Blanche DuBois: A Woman's Journey from Belle Reve through Tarantula Arms to The Elysian Fields, Raluca Daniela Comanelea

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The Search For Home: An Analysis of American-Socialized Filipino American Identity in Literature, Julianna Marie Crame

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External Voting in Developing Countries: Strategic Bargaining and the Role of Remittances, Hafthor Erlingsson

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Ethnic Power Dominance in a Resource-Rich Sub Saharan African State: An Analysis of Violent Conflict Accelerators and the Mitigating Influence of Civil Society in Nigeria, Victor O. Fakoya

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The Effects of Sex Role Stereotype Endorsement and Work-Family Conflict on Emerging Adult Aspirations, Andrea Fink-Armold

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Empirical Justification for Supportive Other Involvement in Collegiate Athletes’ Mental Health Intervention, Elena Gavrilova